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[02/11/08 - 12:36 PM]
NBC's Hit Weight-Loss Series "The Biggest Loser" Launching Nationwide, 13-City Search for New Contestants
Upcoming locations include Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Miami, Columbus, Suffolk, Las Vegas, Mesa and Los Angeles.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S HIT WEIGHT-LOSS SERIES "THE BIGGEST LOSER" LAUNCHING NATIONWIDE, 13-CITY SEARCH FOR NEW CONTESTANTS

Casting Call Auditions To Be Held in Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Miami, Columbus, Suffolk, Las Vegas, Mesa and Los Angeles

BURBANK, CA - February 11, 2008 - NBC's popular reality series "The Biggest Loser" is launching a 13-city cross-country search to find new contestants for the next edition of the hit show.

With the success of the "team" theme this season in "The Biggest Loser: Couples," producers are once again looking for outgoing and charismatic teams of two who have the personality, desire and competitive edge to vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight, change their lives forever and compete for a grand prize of $250,000.

Teams can include family members (siblings, cousins, parent and adult child, etc.), spouses, dating or engaged couples, grandparents, co-workers, former teammates or athletes, best friends and college students. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and legal residents of the United States.

While they will try to see everyone, "The Biggest Loser" casting teams guarantee the first 500 people in line will be seen. People will not be allowed to line up prior to three hours before the start of the open call. Candidates should bring a non-returnable photo of themselves and their partners.

With the exception of Miami's casting call, which will be held from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., all casting calls will be held at the following locations from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.:

FEBRUARY 16

BOSTON, MA
FELT
533 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

DALLAS, TX
UPTOWN BAR & GRILL
2523 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201

CHICAGO
CHICAGO HOME FITNESS
1555 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60622

ATLANTA, GA
WILD BILLS
2075 Market Street
Duluth, GA 30096

FEBRUARY 23

NEW YORK CITY, NY
NBC EXPERIENCE STORE
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

NASHVILLE, TN
THE WILD HORSE SALOON
120 2nd Avenue N
Nashville, TN 37201

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
BRICKTOWN BREWERY
1 N. Oklahoma Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

MIAMI
FESTIVAL FLEA MARKET MALL
2900 West Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33073
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

MARCH 1

COLUMBUS, OHIO
BUCKEYE HALL OF FAME CAF´┐Ż
1421 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212

SUFFOLK, VA
SUFFOLK FAMILY YMCA
2769 Godwin Blvd.
Suffolk, VA 23434

MARCH 8

LAS VEGAS, NV
Location TBA

MESA
SUPERSTITIONS SPRINGS MALL
6555 E. Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85206

LOS ANGELES
Location TBA

For those who are unable to attend a casting call, information on how to apply to the show is available on www.nbc.com/casting.

Alison Sweeney ("Days of Our Lives") is the host of the series, which challenges and encourages overweight contestants to shed pounds in a safe and recommended manner through comprehensive diet and exercise as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000. The unscripted and life-altering series gathers contestants from across the country to face real-life temptations, while being provided with approved weight-loss skills and resources in an effort to help them transform their bodies, health -- and ultimately -- their lives. Contestants work out under the supervision of professional trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels.

"The Biggest Loser: Couples" is a production of Reveille LLC, 25/7 Productions and 3Ball Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The Office," "Ugly Betty"), Dave Broome ("A Model Life with Petra Nemcova," "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope"), JD Roth ("Age of Love," "Beauty and the Geek"), Todd A. Nelson ("Unan1mous," "Beauty and the Geek") and Mark Koops ("American Gladiators," "Shear Genius") serve as executive producers.





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· AGE OF LOVE (NBC)
· AMERICAN GLADIATORS (NBC)
· BEAUTY AND THE GEEK (CW)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SHEAR GENIUS (BRAVO)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)
· UNAN1MOUS (FOX)











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